Story: Women’s movement

Pub liberations (1st of 2)

Pub liberations

Women walk into Wellington's New City Hotel lunch bar in 1970, in protest against its 'men only' sign (although there was no suggestion that anything more exciting than a counter lunch was on offer). In the early years of the women's liberation movement, women undertook a number of 'pub liberations' of men-only bars.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1970/3763/8

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Megan Cook, 'Women’s movement - The women’s liberation movement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 October 2023)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 May 2011